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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 23)

A scholastic question on the virtue of prudence (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

A scholastic question on the virtue of prudence

The subject appears to resemble that treated by AQUINAS, Summa theologiae 2a 2ae, Q. 60, art. 8, resp., ed. in the Pauline edn. (Rome, 1962), p. 1295.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1, a strip from the middle of a leaf.
Dimensions (leaf): 49 × 159 mm.


The pasted side is now illegible.


In double columns, each column about 47 mm wide, with about 13 mm between the columns, in 10–11 surviving lines to the column. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in England in secretary, s. xv med. or xv3/4.


Red paraphs to divide the text, one bit of red underlining.


Origin: s. xv med. or xv3/4 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 23 only.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae (Rome: Editiones Paulinae, 1962).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2022-01: First online publication

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